Aaron Fike dominates Badger Midget opener. BEAVER DAM, WI, May 4----Aaron Fike dominated opening night for the Badger Midget Series, winning the 25-lap feature at The Raceway at PowerCom Park. Fike started off the evening lowering the track...
Aaron Fike dominates Badger Midget opener.
BEAVER DAM, WI, May 4----Aaron Fike dominated opening night for the Badger Midget Series, winning the 25-lap feature at The Raceway at PowerCom Park. Fike started off the evening lowering the track record to 14.519 seconds erasing Travis Miniea's old mark.
Teddy Beach jumped into the lead at the start, while Fike quickly moved from eighth to fourth by the third lap. One lap later Fike was in third place trailing Beach, and Davey Ray, with Tracy Hines right behind Fike. On the restart after a spun car was cleared, the lead four drivers began to pull away from the field. Fike took over second on the seventh lap, and began pressuring Beach for the lead, gaining the top spot on the 11th lap exiting turn two.
Fike began increasing his lead each lap, and began to lap the tail of the field with ten laps remaining. The final five laps saw Fike in heavy lapped traffic. Fike who drove the Les & Greg Nelson/Lamers-Tim Sullivan/ Stealth-Gaerte#95 finished 2.78 seconds ahead of Tracy Hines, Ray, Beach, and A.J. Fike. Twenty of the twenty two car starting field finished the event.
Sixteen year old Ryan Durst scored a thrilling trophy dash win in his first ever Badger event, while Mike Hess broke Dan Boorse's four year old ten-lap record winning the heat race.
The next Badger event will be the 50-lap opener at Angell Park Speedway(Sun Prairie, WI), on May 19.
25-LAP FEATURE: 1. Aaron Fike 2. Tracy Hines 3. Davey Ray 4. Teddy Beach 5. A.J. Fike 6. Aaron Fiscus 7. Nick Lundgreen 8. Chad DeSelle 9. Rick Mueller 10. Mike Hess 11. Ryan Durst 12. Dan Boorse 13. Brandon Waelti 14. Johnny Komppa 15. Randy Fiscus 16. Quinn McCabe 17. John Jones 18. Matt Estep 19. Rick LaBrosse 20. Cody Wisensel 21. Kris Hoegsted 22. Rob Keelan
15-LAP LAST CHANCE RACE: 1. Beach 2.Ray 3. R. Fiscus 4. Boorse
10-LAP HEAT RACE WINNERS: McCabe, Lundgreen, DeSelle, Hess
6-LAP TROPHY DASH: Durst
FAST TIME: A. Fike, 14.519 seconds(NTR)
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Beach 1-11, A. Fike 12-25
MARGAIN OF VICTORY: 2.78 seconds
CARS PRESENT: 32
WINNING CAR OWNER/CHASSIS/ENGINE: Les & Greg Nelson/Stealth/Gaerte